James Madison Papers

Roger C. Weightman to James Madison, 14 June 1826

Washington, June 14. 1826.


As chairman of a committee appointed by the citizens of Washington to make arrangements for celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of American Independence in a manner worthy of the Metropolis of the nation, I am directed to invite you, as one of the former Presidents of the United States, to honor the city with your presence on the occasion.

I am further instructed to inform you that, on receiving your acceptance of this invitation, a special deputation will be sent to accompany you from your residence to this city and back to your home. With sentiments of the highest respect & veneration, I have the honor to be, your most obedient servant,

R. C. Weightman,

Mayor of Washington &

chairman of the Comee of arrangement.

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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